The Pope Resigns

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    Feb 11, 2013 3:43 PM GMT
    Pope Benedict Resignation Announcement (FULL TEXT)
    AP | By By The Associated Press
    Posted: 02/11/2013 6:57 am EST


    The Pope, Pope Resignation, AP, Pope Benedict Resignation, Pope Resignation Text, Roman Catholic Church, Text Of Pope's Resignation, Religion News .VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he would resign Feb. 28 because he is simply too old to carry on. Here is the text of his announcement, delivered to cardinals gathered for a ceremony to name three new saints.

    "Dear Brothers,

    I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry. I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with words and deeds, but no less with prayer and suffering. However, in today's world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the bark of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me. For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the Cardinals on 19 April 2005, in such a way, that as from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours, the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a Conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is.

    Dear Brothers, I thank you most sincerely for all the love and work with which you have supported me in my ministry and I ask pardon for all my defects. And now, let us entrust the Holy Church to the care of Our Supreme Pastor, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and implore his holy Mother Mary, so that she may assist the Cardinal Fathers with her maternal solicitude, in electing a new Supreme Pontiff. With regard to myself, I wish to also devotedly serve the Holy Church of God in the future through a life dedicated to prayer."

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    Feb 11, 2013 6:46 PM GMT


    under full moon aspect and void-of-course moon with mercury retrograde

    doesnt sound like this decision is going to go very well, Feb 28 @ 2pm?

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    Feb 11, 2013 9:48 PM GMT
    February 28 at 8:00 PM
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    Feb 11, 2013 10:32 PM GMT
    scruffLA said

    under full moon aspect and void-of-course moon with mercury retrograde

    doesnt sound like this decision is going to go very well, Feb 28 @ 2pm?



    where do you get your astrological informationicon_confused.gif




    i am glad he resigned, that creepy old manicon_mad.gif
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    Feb 11, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
    archon saidi am glad he resigned, that creepy old manicon_mad.gif
    now he can spend all his time with u, monito. haha
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    Feb 11, 2013 11:17 PM GMT
    Does this mean he's no longer able to have sex with young boys?
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    Feb 11, 2013 11:18 PM GMT
    notadumbjock said
    archon saidi am glad he resigned, that creepy old manicon_mad.gif
    now he can spend all his time with u, monito. haha



    EEEEKKKK i rather die!! I'm sure he has spent a lot of time with plenty of young men, he don't need me.